Why We Suffer and How to Survive
The time comes when we need to move on from suffering and mourning in order to embrace healing. Rather than wallow in our grief, we can emerge victorious if we seek God and study scripture to determine the reasons for suffering. Eight biblical reasons for trials cause us to ask questions like: Am I suffering for following Jesus, or doing good? Is this punishment for sin or protection from future sin? Is God increasing my faith, making me into His image, or magnifying His glory? Ultimately, we can suffer and survive — even thrive.